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Saturday, June 3, 2023

Tempers flared when miners crossed Indian country

We continue from last week. In 1874, E.H. Ruffner from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported, “The consequences of war with the powerful and...

The Meeker Massacre and a move by the Utes

This week we continue with the account of the Meeker Massacre started last week — one of the worst defeats suffered by the frontier...

Hot springs, hot water and high hopes

A major problem of concern to the pioneer citizens of Pagosa Springs was solving the riddle of who owned the Pagosa Hot Springs, plus...

More early reports about the springs

We have been writing about the 1859 visit to the Pagosa Hot Springs by Capt. John M. Macomb, a topographical engineer for the United...

The people behind the names: the Archuletas

We are exploring the source and meaning of the name of the county we live in, Archuleta County. The territory of Colorado was created in...

Pagosa’s Past: Getting from here to there and back

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist I’ve been told by people who should know that the English language is one of the hardest of all languages...

A changing Pagosa Country

One of the most common discussion topics among a group of old-timers is, “What ever happened to the good old days? Have you noticed...

Summer Historic Preservation Series to continue in June

By Cindy Schultz Special to The SUN As Historic Preservation Month winds down for 2018, we reflect on our shared past and our shared experience(s). On...

Elwood Pass or Wolf Creek Pass? Surveys test the trails

We’ve been writing about how Wolf Creek Pass came to replace Elwood Pass as the main entryway across the San Juan Mountains into Pagosa...

Years of growth and progress

The early 1900s were years of growth and progress for Pagosa Country. The Rio Grande and Pagosa Springs Railroad had laid track across Coyote...

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